Ron Howard’s New ‘Jim Henson, Idea Man’ Coming to Disney Plus

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Thanks to his iconic work as a cartoonist, puppeteer, animator, actor, filmmaker, and inventor, Jim Henson is a household name. The man behind classics like The Muppets and Fraggle Rock, as well as some of our favorites from Sesame Street, Henson, changed the entertainment world as we would know it. Now, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard is diving into the world of Henson with a new documentary, Jim Henson, Idea Man. Howard admitted to not knowing too much about his subject at the time the project was initially proposed when speaking with Vanity Fair:

“It was sort of anarchy on the outside, but underneath it, there was always a smart idea—a witty point to make, an observation about the world,” Howard says. “To see that evolve through the medium of puppetry and television, and then on into movies, was so interesting to me. I felt like you could actually observe a lot about entertainment, what entertains us and why, through his journey.”

Vanity Fair

Ron Howard’s new film will be coming to Disney+ on May 31st, bringing fans a step closer to knowing the man who created many of our most-loved characters.

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

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